Happy Tuesday everyone! I have been investigating Juice Feasting...a practice of nourishing oneself exclusively with fresh, organic vegetable and fruit juice for anywhere from 1 to 90 days. The purpose of Juice Feasting is to detoxify and cleanse the body with an abundance of juice...about a gallon a day! There is no deprivation of calories or "fullness" with this philosophy. You can check out ALL the details at www.juicefeasting.com
I was thrilled to learn that I could Juice Feast without a juicer! I have an old Juiceman Junior, but it is not an efficient machine. I DO have my trusty Vitamix blender. I can blend my veggies and fruit, and then strain out the juice using a nut milk bag.
So this morning I gave it a whirl (pun intended) :) As per the instructions on the Juice Feasting website, I first put my celery and a bit of water into the blender. I blended that, and then added in the rest of my ingredients. I ended up with a thick, but pourable, veggie and fruit blend. I poured it into my nut milk bag that I held over a large bowl. Then I squeezed the bag...and my lovely juice came pouring out :) It was delicious...just the right degree of healthy sweetness.
Here's a list of the ingredients I used today...
*2 large stalks of celery
*1/2 cup of filtered water
*1 medium apple, cored and cut into chunks with peel
*1 medium carrot, cut into small pieces
*1 small handful of flat leaf parsley
*2 cups of mixed greens (spring greens and spinach)
I plan on Juice Feasting within the next month for 3 days, as a Spring detox. I want my first feast to be a realistic endeavor. I will keep you posted!